Jim Ware (basketball)

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Jim Ware
Personal information
Born (1944-05-02)May 2, 1944
Natchez, Mississippi
Died January 1986
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College Oklahoma City (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 3 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career 1966–1973
Position Power forward
Number 18, 27
Career history
1966–1967 Cincinnati Royals
1967–1968 San Diego Rockets
1968 Dallas Chaparrals
1968–1969 Scranton Miners
1969–1971 Hamden Bics
1971–1972 Wilkes-Barre Barons
1972–1973 East Orange Colonials
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points 150 (2.3 ppg)
Rebounds 153 (2.4 rpg)
Assists 14 (0.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James Edward Ware (May 2, 1944 – January, 1986[1]) was an American professional basketball player.

Ware was born in Natchez, Mississippi and attended Oklahoma City University, where he was a forward on the basketball team. In 1966, he led the nation in rebounding, with an average of 20.9 per game.[2]

Ware was drafted later that year by the National Basketball Association's Cincinnati Royals. After the 1966–67 season, he was drafted by the San Diego Rockets in the expansion draft. He played just one season for San Diego.[3] Ware was mostly a backup player in the NBA.

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  1. ^ "Known deceased basketball individuals". Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jim Ware NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-16.